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Wind turbines could protect cities as well as provide power, says new report

Wind turbines could protect cities as well as provide power, says new report

Monday Feb 17, 2014

Fields of wind turbines could be used to protect cities as well as provide power, according to a presentation by the American Geophysical Union.

According to the experts, a collection of wind turbines could be used to sap the energy from massive tropical storms and hurricanes before they reach coastlines, while still generating power. Experts at Stanford University used simulations to prove that 70,000 wind turbines can reduce wind speeds by up to 50%, and storm surge by 72%. They would also produce around 300 gigawatts of electricity.

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